Midair plane and glider collision over California killed 2
Legal news for California aviation accident attorneys. A single-engine plane and a glider collided for unknown reasons.
Aviation accident attorneys alerts- A tow plane and a glider plane crashed over Middletown, California.
Middletown, CA—Two aircrafts collided mid air on Saturday morning, November 28, 2009, which killed both of its pilots. A glider and a tow plane slammed into one another for unknown reasons around 11:00 a.m. about a mile south of the a landing strip outside of Middletown in Lake County, as reported by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
Fire officials reported, “From what I understand, the tow plane took the glider up in the air and was coming back. The glider was having a hard time getting a lift under the glider.” Others believed the two aircrafts were both headed for the same runway and did not see one anther before crashing. Both of the pilots were killed on impact. Debris from the collision fell to the ground below about 100 yard apart. Lake County sheriff’s officers identified the pilot of the single-engine plane as Robert Sean Boylan, 44, of Lake County, and Harold Harvey Chouinard, 63, of Cotati, as the pilot of the glider plane. Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) http://www.faa.gov/ and officials from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) http://www.ntsb.gov are conducting a full investigation into the fatal crash.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for aviation accident lawyers in California.